Central Washington Coast 1/3 arc-second NAVD 88 Digital Elevation Model

NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) is building high-resolution digital elevation models (DEMs) for select U.S. coastal regions. These integrated bathymetric-topographic DEMs are used to support tsunami forecasting and warning efforts at the NOAA Center for Tsunami Research, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL). The DEMs are part of the tsunami forecast system SIFT (Short-term Inundation Forecasting for Tsunamis) currently being developed by PMEL for the NOAA Tsunami Warning Centers, and are used in the MOST (Method of Splitting Tsunami) model developed by PMEL to simulate tsunami generation, propagation, and inundation. Bathymetric, topographic, and shoreline data used in DEM compilation are obtained from various sources, including NGDC, the U.S. National Ocean Service (NOS), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other federal, state, and local government agencies, academic institutions, and private companies. DEMs are referenced to a vertical tidal datum of Mean High Water (MHW) or NAVD 88 and horizontal datum of World Geodetic System 1984 (WGS84). Grid spacings for the DEMs range from 1/3 arc-second (~10 meters) to 3 arc-seconds (~90 meters).
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    Distributor DEM Information
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    dem.info@noaa.gov
    Dataset Point of Contact DEM Information
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    dem.info@noaa.gov
    Coverage Description ISO valid extents for Central Washington DEM
    Time Period
    Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
    N: 48.06
    S: 47.14
    E: -124.10
    W: -125.25
    Spatial Coverage Map
    General Documentation
    Associated Resources
    Publication Dates
    • publication: 2015-06-19
    Edition First
    Data Presentation Form mapDigital
    Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
    Data Update Frequency As needed
    Purpose Developed for the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL), NOAA Center for Tsunami Research program in support of NOAA's tsunami forecasting and warning efforts.
    Use Limitations
    • Produced by the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
    Originators
    • Dataset contact information not available
    Collaborators
    • Dataset contact information not available
    Publishers
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
    • Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Seafloor Topography
    • Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
    • Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Water Depth
    • Earth Science > Land Surface > Topography > Terrain Elevation > Topographical Relief Maps
    • Earth Science > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coastal Elevation
    Uncontrolled
    • Coastal Relief
    • Gridded elevations
    • Integrated bathymetry and topography
    Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Service Keywords
    • DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION > GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS > WEB-BASED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
    • DATA MANAGEMENT/DATA HANDLING > DATA SEARCH AND RETRIEVAL
    • DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION > VISUALIZATION/IMAGE PROCESSING
    Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
    • Models/Analyses > DEM > Digital Elevation Model
    Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
    • Continent > North America > United States of America > Washington
    • Vertical Location > Land Surface
    • Vertical Location > Sea Floor
    Uncontrolled
    • Washington
    • Pacific Beach
    • Taholah
    • La Push
    • Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary
    Data Resolution keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Horizontal Data Resolution Keywords
    • 1 meter - < 30 meters
    Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Vertical Data Resolution Keywords
    • < 1 meter
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        Processor
        • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
        Processing Steps
        • 2015-02-02T00:00:00 - All datasets obtained by NGDC were converted to common horizontal and vertical datums of WGS 84 geographic and NAVD 88, respectively, using VDatum. They were also converted to common file format for visualization and inspection.
        • 2015-02-24T00:00:00 - Datasets were visually inspected with ArcGIS for identification and editing of data anomalies. Datasets were then compared with overlapping datasets to ensure data consistency.
        • 2015-03-11T00:00:00 - xyz files of the bathymetric data were surfaced using GMT's 'surface' tool onto a 1/3 arc-second grid that interpolated to fill empty cells. Points extracted every 5 meters along the coastline were also included to ensure that the bathymetric grid reached zero at the coast. The resulting Arc ASCII grid was imported into ArcGIS and clipped to the coastline to remove values over land.
        • 2015-04-03T00:00:00 - xyz files for each input dataset were gridded using MB-System's 'mbgrid' tool, which utilizes a high-tension spline interpolation method to fill grid cells with no input elevation values. Preferential weighting was given to more recent, higher-accuracy datasets.
        • 2015-04-07T00:00:00 - The DEM was quantitatively evaluated by comparing with source datasets.
        Processing Environment Native Dataset Environment: Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise; ESRI ArcGIS 10.3.1.4959
        Source Datasets
        • NGDC Multibeam Bathymetry Database
          • NGDC Multibeam Bathymetry Database (download)
            Multibeam Swath Sonar Survey Data
          • Description of Source: Source Contribution: Swath Sonar Survey Data
          • Temporal extent used: 1993-01-01 to 2014-01-01
        • NOS Hydrographic Surveys
          • NOS Hydrographic Survey Database (download)
            Digital database of NOS hydrographic surveys that date back to the late 19th century.
          • Description of Source: Source Contribution: hydrographic surveys
          • Temporal extent used: 1891-01-01 to 2010-01-01
        • Electronic Navigational Charts and Raster Nautical Charts
        • USACE hydrographic survey profiles for La Push
          • 2010-2011 US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise (JALBTCX) Topobathy Lidar: Oregon and Washington
            • NOAA OCM Digital Coast (download)
              This centralized, user-friendly, and cost-effective information repository was developed by the NOAA Office for Coastal Management for the coastal managers, planners, decision-makers, and technical users who are charged to manage the nation???s coastal and ocean resources to sustain vibrant coastal communities and economies.
            • Description of Source: Source Contribution: Topographic/Bathymetric LiDAR
            • Temporal extent used: 2010-06-18 to 2011-06-10
          • Puget Sound Lidar Consortium
            • PSLC lidar (download)
              PSLC topographic lidar data
            • Description of Source: Source Contribution: lidar topography
            • Temporal extent used: 2002-08-04 to 2012-10-09
          • USGS NED topography
            • USGS National Elevation Dataset (download)
              Digital database of U.S. topography, in raster form (DEM)
            • Description of Source: Source Contribution: topographic DEM
            • Temporal extent used: 1943-00-01 to 2009-01-01
          • VDatum software v. 3.4
            • VDatum (download)
              Vertical Datum Transformation tool
            • Description of Source: Source Contribution: vertical datum transformation tool
            • Temporal extent used: Unknown to
          Last Modified: 2017-11-13
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